Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Nestle CinnaMunch Lil' Drums Drumstick Review

[New for 2013] I don't think Nestle got nearly enough attention last year, so let's see if we can't rectify that in 2013 with a little Limited Edition action.

These are the new Cinnamunch Lil' Drums nestle drumsticks. Now I have a little confession. I read the box description way too fast. I saw cinnamunch, started thinking cinnacrunch, and threw them in my cart.

HEHEHEHE, I don't know why, but this makes me happy.

CinnaMunch Cinnamon Cake on the left, CinnaMunch Vanilla on the left.

Flipping positions, but we've got artificially flavored vanilla frozen dairy dessert with cinnamon caramel with praline peanut pieces on the left, and then cinnamon cake batter flavored frozen dairy dessert with caramel and peanuts pieces on the right. Again, somehow may brain read crunchy cinnamon pieces in there (wishful thinking?)

I wound up eating these way too quick on the first scoop... or in other words, I have no idea why I ate them side by side. I just wound up confusing everything. I wasn't really picking up anything special going on, like I totally missed the cinnamon cake batter flavor. That means we need to try again.

On Second Scoop: I started the second scoop with the cinnamon cake version. The first few bites are dominated by the peanuts, but after that, you do detect a very mild cinnamon bun flavor going on. Nothing fancy, more like a cereal type interpretation of a cinnamon bun. It's not a bad treat, drumstick's frozen dairy dessert texture isn't offensive, and as always, the cone is nice and crunchy.

After a few hours I went back for the vanilla version (twice... I was hungry... and they're little!). Yet again there are minimal peanuts on top since apparently the praline process is too expensive. Now I don't know if it's the praline peanuts or the caramel, but something is fairly strong here. I usually enjoy these things but it's not really working for me here. I'm getting the crunch I want but not the kind of sweet I'm looking for. There are little black spots in the caramel, not really sure what that means, plus the funk masks any kind of flavoring that might be coming from the vanilla base. So you've got bite on top, bore in the middle, and then a tiny chocolate nugget finish (which is smaller than the nugget in a full size drumstick).

So... I guess I don't really endorse these. It's not a total waste or anything, but with weak base flavors and the funk on the pralined parts, I wouldn't feel left out if you miss picking these up. It's always good to see experimentation, but that doesn't mean I have to love it.

Verdict?  Ok
Buy Again?  Nah

Nutrition Facts - Vanilla/Cinnamon Cake
Serving Size 1 Drumstick  (43g)
Servings Per Container   12

Amount Per Serving
Calories  110
from Fat  35/40

% Daily Value*
Total Fat  4/4.5
- Sat Fat  2.5/3g
- Trans Fat  0g

Cholesterol  5mg
Sodium  55/50mg
Total Carbohydrate  17g
- Dietary Fiber   0g
- Sugars  11g

Protein  1g

Vitamin A   0%
Vitamin C   0%
Calcium   2%
Iron   0%


  1. It's a cool idea and def would've caught my eye as well. Too bad it wasn't as tasty on the taste buds!

  2. This is so interesting! It's definitely one I would buy if I saw it in the UK. Sadly, cinnamon is quite a rare flavour here for ice cream. It's a shame they weren't that tasty as they look so good!

  3. Here's hoping the full size version will be a bit better!

  4. I got these from my local super market. The first thing I notice as one was unwrapped - Was the distinct smell of "basement". You'd know what I mean if you had on under your shnozz'. Then I licked, and the flavor I was presented with was pure, and simple - It was wood. This comes from super who would eat just about anything.

  5. sounds like you got one very old sample!


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